Deputy Ward Manager - CAMHS PICU
Centrally located within easy access of the Medway Towns, Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Ashford and Maidstone and set within acres of beautiful gardens is The Priory Hospital, Ticehurst House. If you are seeking a new leadership experience where you can really influence the care of adults experiencing acute mental health and distress - come and talk to us. We have 2 adult acute services, where we offer comprehensive inpatient and specialist mental health services for both male and female adults. The hospital is currently undergoing expansion, and there are also plenty of opportunities to learn and develop skills and knowledge of other services.
We are excited to be expanding our service with the addition of a newly purpose built CAMHS Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) unit in the spring of 2019. We are seeking a full time Deputy Ward Manager to support this new unit. The successful candidate will support the Ward Manager to manage the ward and it's resources taking appropriate action to ensure that standards of care are exceptional. You will be responsible for ensuring care plans reflect the needs of patients and that your staff receive timely clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD and complete mandatory training.
The PICU nursing team will work closely with our established mental health professionals including consultant psychiatrists, doctors and the committed therapy team. You will have the support of our excellent health care assistants. SMT will listen to your thoughts and ideas and you have the opportunity to be really inolved with and to influence the future direction of our PICU service. You will provide senior nursing leadership to the ward nursing team. You will therefore act as a visible role model to promote a culture of learning development and team vision.
We are seeking applicants with:
Current NMC registration
Nurses who are looking at their next stage of career progression
Willingness to complete further clinical, managerial and leadership training
As a member of the leadership team your communication skills and motivation to strive for excellence yourself and via others will shine through.
If you would like to discuss this role informally, please contact our Director of Clinical Services Colleen Fahy - firstname.lastname@example.org
A competitive salary plus generous enhancements of 20% for unsociable hours and evenings, 50% bank holidays, 30% overtime, flexible Priory Group benefits including company pension scheme, we fully encourage continuous professional and independent development including funding external training and qualifications, mentorship and supervision. Priory also offer a unique training scheme through our 'career pathways' programme. In addition to annual leave which increases along with your service you have a day off on your birthday. You can enjoy free onsite parking and lunchtimes with your colleagues in the highly subsidised staff restaurant.
If you are interested in finding out more please complete the short pre application form and our nurse recruiter will be in touch, or come and attend one of our recruitment open days.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across